Feed a Hungry Family in Nicaragua
You can help support Indigenous families impacted by hunger by providing long-term agricultural support. Your support for this project will help ensure long-term food sovereignty by offering organic seeds, farming tools and trainings, so that women are able to ensure access to a secure food supply for their families and communities.
The UN estimates that 9 million more people in Latin America will fall into poverty this year, bringing the total number of poor in the region to 189 million. On the predominately rural North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, families face extreme poverty, geographic isolation, and cultural discrimination. The situation for Indigenous women on the hurricane-prone coast is worsening as they struggle to feed their families in the wake of Hurricane Ida, which destroyed a majority of the rice crop in November 2009. Only 3 out of 438 families in the Kisalaya community along the Coco River were able to harvest their crops after the flooding caused by the hurricane. Without adequate support, families in Kisalaya will continue to suffer from hunger and malnutrition. Small-scale, organic farming is helping to empower women to combat malnutrition and boost their economic self-sufficiency.
Partner since January, 2009
MADRE is an international women's human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women's organizations worldwide to address issues of economic and environmental justice, women’s health and violence against women, and peace building. MADRE provides resources, training, and support to enable our sister organizations to meet concrete needs in their communities and develop long-term solutions to the crises they face. MADRE addresses the negative impacts of US actions abroad and empowers people in the US to challenge and change destructive government policies. Since its inception in 1983, MADRE has delivered 25 million dollars worth of support to community-based women's organizations in Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Balkans, and the United States.